Souvanny Miller represents mission-driven public and private entities in litigation, pre-dispute, and general advice matters. She advises a wide range of educational institutions and municipal clients in a multitude of areas to help them minimize financial, reputational, and operational risk. Souvanny’s advocacy includes representing universities, schools, and municipalities in arbitrations, administrative proceedings, federal court, Oregon circuit courts, and before the Oregon Court of Appeals, as well as in board meetings and executive sessions. In any forum, Souvanny is responsive and considerate of her client’s overarching values and goals.
Souvanny regularly assists clients with questions of regulatory compliance, personnel matters, and constitutional law, and has helped various education institutions to develop and implement Title IX sexual harassment policies. Souvanny also provides advice relating to public meetings laws, public records laws, policy and municipal code drafting and revisions, planning and zoning, First Amendment issues, and contract disputes.
During law school, Souvanny served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael H. Simon at the U.S. District Court of Oregon. After law school, Souvanny served as a law clerk for the Oregon School Boards Association where she assisted staff attorneys in advising school boards and superintendents.
Higher Education—Regulatory Compliance Plus
Assisted multiple universities in preparing Title IX sexual harassment policies.
Advised multiple community colleges with respect to federal funding (CARES Act) spending requirements.
Municipal Advice Plus
- Reviewed and revised municipal code based on intergovernmental agreement.
Provided general counsel advice to city council and staff during and outside of city council meetings as former city attorney for a small town. (Experience prior to joining Miller Nash)
Obtained summary judgment and limited judgment including attorney fees in a contract dispute, with the award totaling over $90,000.
Land Use Plus
Obtained favorable written opinion before the Oregon Court of Appeals in Currie v. Douglas Cnty., 308 Or App 235 (2020)
- Jackson County Bar Association, Secretary, 2019
- Coos Bay Oregon Law Center/Central Oregon Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Expungement Clinic Pro Bono Attorney, 2022-present
- Southern Oregon Child and Family Council (Head Start), Board Member, 2018-2019
- Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® (Portland, OR)
- Labor and Employment Law—Management, 2024-present
- Selected for inclusion as an Oregon Super Lawyer—Rising Star, 2022-present